Franck Muller has the rather grandiloquent sobriquet of ‘The Master of Complications’ – and this watch is the reason why. Superseding Patek Philippe’s Calibre 89 for the most complicated title when it was released in 2010, the Aeternitas Mega features a staggering 36 complications, 21 hands and a movement with no fewer than 1483 parts. More impressive still, it held on to that title even after Patek unveiled its showstopping Grandmaster Chime in 2014. (For some reason, this is occasionally referred to as the most complicated watch ever made, though the Aeternitas Mega tops it by an impressive margin of 16 complications, which places it as the clear winner, even allowing for the inevitable ambiguity as to what constitutes a ‘complication’.) Reading the watch takes more than a little getting used to and adjusting it requires a PhD in advanced horology. But whatever you do, don’t let it run out of power – resetting it must be a nightmare.
Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega Australian pricing
Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega, $4,231,300 (Note, RRP has been updated since this video was filmed).